Posted on January 11, 2017
Family Friendly 3D Films at the Del Oro Theatre
Thursday, January 12th at 7pm
Del Oro Theatre, Grass Valley
This year’s selections are:
John Downer Productions, BBC Earth | 2016 | 40 min.
Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flying right alongside birds as we join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys.
As we fly with the birds on their migrations, we discover the fascinating science of flight: how they maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong; manage immense journeys; navigate across whole continents and collaborate with other animals to find food.
It’s a thrilling experience as the audience is plunged into the center of the flock. Earthflight soars into the heart of the action as never before.
Penguins (22 min)
Sir David Attenborough, Anthony Geffen, Sias Wilson, nWave | 2016 | 22 min.
Narrated by David Attenborough, Penguins 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is also home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals—as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family. What follows is the story of the most challenging time in a King Penguin’s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. The cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth’s last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins 3D is an unforgettable tale of one King Penguin’s journey through his species’ central rite of passage.
Journey to Space
Mark Krenzien, Giant Screen Films | 2016 | 42 min.
NASA’s next era will be its greatest yet. That is the clear “roadmap” painted by Journey To Space. Narrated by Patrick Stewart, the film absolutely annihilates the perception that the space program died with the end of the Space Shuttle Program by showcasing the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions such as landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids.
By using extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson (Commander of the final shuttle mission) and Serena Aunon (a new astronaut chosen for future flights), Journey To Space gives a sweeping overview of past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans.